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California Community Colleges (CCC)

Community College 

The California Community Colleges system is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 116 colleges. Community colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.  For a complete listing of all California Community Colleges please go to  Did you know that students at JFK can take college courses on the JFK campus in their 11th and 12th grade years?  Ohlone College provides the instructors.  Students do not pay tuition, but do have to buy their books.  The grades they earn go on their college transcript.  In addition, FUSD offers 12th grade students the option of joining the Ohlone College Connections Program.  These students attend school on the Ohlone Campus.  In the morning they are completing their high school requirements with an FUSD teacher, and in the afternoon they are free to attend college classes at Ohlone.  If you are interested in this program see your counselor for more information.

Community College Entrance Information 
Admission:  High school graduate or over 18 years of age.
Application:  Online in March of each year.

Placement:   Community colleges no longer give placement exams to place students in the appropriate math and English classes.  They are now using multiple measures to determine placement.  Those measures include, high school GPA, high school coursework, high school grades, and your SBAC score.  The SBAC is given in the Spring of your 11th grade year.  See your Counselor or Ms. Miller to find out what your SBAC score is.

These Colleges Have On-Campus Dorms:
~Columbia College Yosemite Community College District (Northern California)
11600 Columbia College Drive

Sonora CA 95370-8518 (209) 533-3039
~Cerro Coso Community College – Mammoth Campus Kern Community College District
South Gateway Student Apartments Maya Weinhart – Community Manager

121 College Parkway / P.O. Box 1679 760.934.5215
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546


~Feather River College Feather River Community College District (Northern California)

570 Golden Eagle Avenue (530) 283-0202

Quincy, CA 95971


~Lassen College Lassen Community College District (Northern California)

Highway 139 PO Box 3000 
Susanville CA 96130-3000 (559) 360-803


~College of the Redwoods, College of the Redwoods Community College District (Northern California)

7351 Tompkins Hill Road (707) 476-4100

Eureka CA 95501-9301

~Reedley College State Center Community College District

995 N. Reed Avenue 
Reedley CA 93654-2099 (559)638-3641 x3235


~Shasta College Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District (Northern California)

11555 Old Oregon Trail 
PO Box 496006 (530) 242-4824

Redding CA 96049-6006


~Sierra College Sierra Joint Community College District

5000 Rocklin Road (916) 624-3333

Rocklin CA 95677-3397 

~College of the Siskiyous, College of the Siskiyou Joint Community College District (Northern California)
800 College Avenue 
Weed CA 96094-2899 (530) 938-5237

~Taft College West Kern Community College District

29 Emmons Park Drive 
Taft CA 93268-4217 (661) 763-7832


~West Hills College Coalinga West Hills Community College District

300 Cherry Lane 
Coalinga CA 93210-1399 (559) 934-2373


~ Butte College uses the dorms of CSU Chico.

3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA